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Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Guide Dogs star at today's launch

Today we re-launched our initiative which allows those sighted people who train Guide Dog puppies to travel free on our buses when they are carrying out this training.

Guide Dogs have to know how to cope with transport, shops, shopping precincts and so on. They get this experience from dedicated puppy walkers - people who volunteer to train them.

We are pleased to carry these volunteers free of charge on our buses when they are carrying out this training and today we held a photocall in central Bristol with John Welsman from the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association and Philip Brown the Senior Traffic Commissioner, who is also partially-sighted.

The story was covered on TV and radio plus also the local press.

Photo shows me with John Welsman (and his dog Sorrell), Senior TC Philip Brown plus three puppy walkers and their trainees.


1 comment:

  1. Excellent initiative by First.

    "Guide Dogs Travel Free When Accompanied by Owner"!!!